Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
Beating the Odds Goldenson, Leonard H. | Wolf, Marvin J. Charles Scribner's Sons , 1991 Business Biographies, Management

Beating the Odds offers a lesson in leadership in which we are shown how one man was the living embodiment of innovation, change, continuing improvement, empowerment, integrity, and vision. It is a case history whose...

 
 
Beatrice Gazel, Neil R. University of Illinois Press , 1990 Business Biographies, Management

In 1889, George Everett Haskell and William W. Bosworth set up business in Beatrice, Nebraska, dealing in poultry, eggs, butter, and produce. C. H. Haskell, George Haskell's nephew, began working for the company in...

 
 
Ben & Jerry's Lager, Fred "Chico" Crown Publishing , 1994 Business Biographies, Social Responsibility

Ben, having inherited his love of ice cream from his father, was a fat child. Although extremely bright, he never really applied himself but was still smart enough to get by. Jerry was also overweight and smart. In...

 
 
Bernanke’s Test Van Overtveldt, Johan B2 Books , 2009 Business Biographies, Economics & Finance

In Bernanke’s Test, Johan Van Overtveldt tells the history of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed), including its mission, policies, chairmen, role changes due to legislation, and evolution through...

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Big Blues Carroll, Paul Crown Publishing , 1993 Business Biographies, Major Works, Management

The unmaking of IBM has probably hurt more people than the unmaking of any other company in history. The toll begins with 140,000 jobs lost over the past seven years (when spouses and children are included, the lost...

 
 
Big Change At Best Buy Gibson, Elizabeth | Billings, Andy Davies-Black Publishing , 2003 Business Biographies, Management

In 1966, Minneapolis-based Best Buy Co., Inc. began as a single small store, selling audio and stereo components. Today it is considered North America's number one consumer electronics retailer, offering the widest...

 
 
Billy, Alfred, and General Motors Johnson, Lydia Brown AMACOM , 2006 Business Biographies, Entrepreneurship, Major Works

In the 1950s, GM was a juggernaut, dominating every market it entered and influencing American manufacturing, marketing, and even society like no other company, before nor since. Now, as the company approaches its...

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Birds of Prey Lynn, Matthew Four Walls Eight Windows , 1997 Business Biographies, Global Business

Boeing has always been something of an exception in the aerospace industry- a company driven as much by the desire to make steady profits as to build and fly planes. That desire to bring commercial order to the wild...

 
 
Blowout in the Gulf Freudenburg, William | Gramling, Robert MIT Press , 2011 Business Biographies, Social Responsibility

When Deepwater Horizon, a massive oil-drilling rig leased by BP, exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 people and released more than 200 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The ecological disaster was...

 
 
Body and Soul Roddick, Anita Crown Publishing , 1991 Business Biographies, Diversity, Social Responsibility

When Anita opened the first Body Shop in Brighton, England, in 1976, the extent of her business acumen was the knowledge that she would have to take in £300 a week to remain open. Her only motivation for choosing the...

 
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